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ERIC Number: EJ794361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
Dynamic Complexity: Teaching, Learning, and Politics
Condon, Frankie
College Teaching, v56 n2 p89-95 Spr 2008
The author explores the ethical and pedagogical dimensions of teaching politically charged subjects or in politically charged contexts. The author notes the ways in which faculty have failed to engage well in difficult dialogues, often attaching attacks on scholarly and teaching competence to what are really accounts of political difference. The author argues for intellectual and pedagogical engagement that acknowledges and accounts for the intellectual challenge of difficult dialogue, the indeterminacy of knowledge within politically contested domains, and the ongoing need of both teachers and students for unconditional commitment to the relational.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania